I Selfishly Didn't Want to Share My Rich-Looking Cheap Finds, But Here You Go


(Image credit: Courtesy of Zara; Courtesy of Urban Outfitters; Pictured: Zara Flowy Pants ($30), Buckled Chunky Rubberized Clogs ($50), and Mini Halter Dress ($50); Kiss the Sky Long Sleeve Tie Top ($39))

I wouldn't typically describe myself as selfish, but the other day, I was scouring the internet for cheap (under $50) items I could buy that would make me feel and look expensive. Since half of that sentence is basically an oxymoron, you can imagine how difficult this task was. All that being said, what I discovered was so good that it pained me slightly to share my findings with you here, but I decided to do the right thing and write a little shopping story about them. 

On my hunt, I was looking for fall 2021 finds that were rich in spirit but cheap in price. Below, you will see that none of the items featured ring in at more than $50. All of them are either quality basics or trendy must-haves, and of course, each pick had to look at least triple the price. Otherwise, it didn't make the cut. So enjoy my latest sartorial sweeties, and hopefully, they will bring you just as much joy and excitement as they brought me. 

Editorial Director

Lauren Eggertsen is currently the editorial director of Who What Wear and has worked at the company for over eight years, where she started as an associate editor and has since worked her way up. Lauren has over 10 years of experience in the fashion editorial space, starting her career with internships at Marc Jacobs, Marie Claire, and The Zoe Report, where she was later hired as their editorial assistant. Lauren has worked in the Los Angeles and New York Who What Wear offices but currently calls L.A. home. It is here where she leads and manages Who What Wear's fashion team and oversees all day-to-day editorial content and large tentpole moments. This includes all of the runway, trend, and shopping-driven content that ultimately helps to build a strong brand reputation within the industry. Lauren's role also includes helping to set the fashion direction for all original photo shoots and often styles many of the celebrity cover shoots, including big names like Kaia Gerber, Normani, and Kristen Stewart.

She has also attended multiple fashion weeks, including New York, London, Milan, and Paris, where her personal style has been featured on sites such as Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, and Elle. She prides herself on discovering and supporting small brands and on her knack for a good vintage shopping find. When she isn't working, she enjoys researching and dining at reputable restaurants around both her neighborhood and the globe.